In order to start creating your own pieces of Revit family content, you must first choose a template. You can browse through the selection of templates on Revit Architecture, and then view a preview of the template before you select the right one. If you want to learn more about creating a new family from a template in Revit Architecture 2015, watch this online video.
…Okay, so let's get started creating our first piece of Revit family content.…It all starts with the choice of template, so that'll be…the first thing we're going to look at here in this movie.…I don't have any files open on screen.…I'm just looking at the Revit recent files screen.…And we have two ways we can create our new family.…We can do it down here in the Families area of the recent files screen.…Of you can use the big R, the Application menu, highlight New, and choose Family.…So, you either choose it there, or you click this New link right here.…
Either one will get you to the same place.…In both cases, you will be in the new family select template file dialog.…And the easiest way to understand what we've…got here is to select the first item.…And then use the arrow keys on your keyboard…to kind of quickly page through several of these items.…And you'll notice over on the preview there on the right,…there's a lot of difference between each one of these family templates.…So.…There are several things going on here.…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- What is BIM?
- Understanding Revit element hierarchy
- Navigating views
- Creating a new project from a template
- Adding walls, doors, and windows
- Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
- Linking AutoCAD DWG files
- Rotating and aligning Revit links
- Working with footprint and extrusion roofs
- Adding openings
- Adding railings and extensions to stairs
- Creating stacked and curtain walls
- Hiding and isolating objects
- Adding rooms
- Creating schedule views and tags
- Adding text and dimensions
- Creating new families
- Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
- Plotting and creating a PDF
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Which versions of Revit should I use with this course?
A: This course is written for users of Revit Architecture 2015 and Revit LT 2015. Because Revit LT does not have all of the same features as Revit Architecture, some movies in this course will not be relevant for Revit LT. Additionally, there are some topics that are relevant in both versions, but the button layout or location of those tools are different. In those cases, the features and procedures for Revit Architecture are shown in the course.
Q: Which content in this course is different or not relevant for Revit LT?
1. Core Concepts
2. Getting Comfortable with the Revit Environment
3. Starting a Project
4. Modeling Basics
5. Links, Imports, and Groups
6. Sketch-Based Modeling Components
8. Complex Walls
9. Visibility and Graphic Controls
11. Schedules and Tags
12. Annotation and Details
13. The Basics of Families
14. Sheets, Plotting, and Publishing
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